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    by Emily M | Aug 21, 2017

    Join us for a concert in the theater!
    Who: Natural Horns of Northwest Ohio
    When: Sunday, September 10, 2:00 pm
    Where: Main Library Theater, Lower Level 2
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    by Community Relations | Aug 21, 2017
    Grave Home

    Friday, August 26 - 10:00 am
    Main Library, Discovery Center

    Cemeteries tell us much about who came before us. The size, shape and documentation vary by religious groups, time period, and location, but all cemeteries are important outdoor museums. Jeannie Regan-Dinius, Director of Special Initiatives for the Department of Natural Resources' Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, will discuss the state of cemeteries in Indiana, what is being done at various levels to protect and restore them, and what we can do to help.
    by Community Engagement | Aug 21, 2017
    AMM Natural Horns of Northwest Ohio-
    by Community Engagement | Aug 10, 2017
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    As the Allen County Public Library undergoes the strategic planning process, we are beginning to seek out information.  We will be asking a lot of questions to people and organizations who use our libraries and services, as well as those who don’t. We are also asking for your feedback on matters about the larger community that we serve.  We want to know what kind of community you want to live in. 

    Public focus groups will be held throughout the county. They are intended to serve as opportunities to share your thoughts, values, and goals for our organization, as well as your communities.

    These forums are open to the public:

    August 14

    6:30-8:00 pm
    Pontiac Branch

    August 22

    6:30-8:00 pm
    Grabill Branch

    August 23

    1:30-3:00 pm
    Main Library - Meeting Room C

    6:30-8:00 pm
    Monroeville Branch

    August 24

    10:15-11:45 am
    Hessen Cassel Branch

    2:30-4:00 pm
    Main Library - Meeting Room C

    6:30-8:00 pm
    Main Library - Meeting Room C

    September 6

    10:15-11:45 am
    Main Library - Meeting Room A

    1:30-3:00 pm
    Main Library - Meeting Room A

    6:30-8:00 pm
    Main Library - Meeting Room A

    September 7

    10:15-11:45 am
    Main Library - Meeting Room C

    1:30-3:00 pm
    Main Library - Meeting Room C

    6:30-8:00 pm
    Dupont Branch


    Take Our Survey

    You may also complete a paper survey at any of our library branches throughout Allen County.  A digital version of the survey is also available online. Click here to take the survey. 
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    by Community Engagement | Jul 24, 2017
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    We've partnered with the Fort Wayne Urban League to present South Side Sessions, a series of free weekly concerts that take place every Thursday on the campus of the Urban League, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

    Bring lawn chairs and blankets, and come for an evening of music, food, memories, and fun! Fort Wayne food trucks will be at each concert, so come hungry!

    Here's this year's lineup:

    July 20 - The Ricky Bratton Band
    July 27 - Todd Harold
    August 3 - Alicia Pyle and Company
    August 10 - Smooth Edge 2
    August 17 - Soul 35
    August 24 - Derek Reeves and Company
    August 31 - The G Money Band
    September 7 - Ty Causey
    September 14 - Soul 35
    September 21 - Todd Harold
    September 28 - Ty Causey
    October 5 - Influx

    This series was made possible by the Knight Foundation and our co-sponsors, the Fort Wayne Urban League and Citilink.

    Urban League Campus located at 2135 Hanna St, Fort Wayne, IN 46803.

    Parking is also available at the Pontiac Branch of the Allen County Public Library.

    by Community Engagement | Jul 20, 2017

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    Have you been a part of our Summer Learning Program this year?  We want to know what you think!  We value your feedback and use it to plan future events and programming.

    Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey:

    Children's Program

    Teen Program

    Adult Program

    Thank you so much for being a part of this year's Summer Learning Program!
    by Emily M | Jul 13, 2017

    Join us for movie night at the library!
    What: Beauty and the Beast
    When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:30 pm
    (doors open at 6:00 pm)
    Where:  Main Library Theater, Lower Level 2

    AMM Movie Night (Beaty and the Beast)

    by Craig B | May 22, 2017
    Take part in a guided tour of ACPL's Rare Book Room.
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    Rare Book Room Tour 6/10/2017 3:00 PM  Genealogy Center
    Rare Book Room Tour 7/8/2017 10:00 AM  Genealogy Center
    by Michal M | Apr 17, 2017

    Free Comic Book Day – Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Free Comic Book Day is here again! Join us in Children’s Services at the Main Library on Saturday, May 6, 2017 for free, family fun with: free comics*, scavenger hunts,  superhero appearances, and more!!!

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    Check out the Schedule for the day:

    10:00 am Family Storytime

    11:00 am – 12:30 pm Costume Factory

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Meet the Superheroes

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Superhero Bingo Quest

    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Comic Drawing Workshop with comic book artist Matt Gross

    All Day Fun – Comics Giveaway*, Photobooth, Scavenger Hunt

    *Limit two per person. While supplies last.

    Check out even MORE fun at the following places:


    Georgetown Branch Library
    Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the Georgetown branch library!  Free comics for all ages will be given away - 1 per person, while supplies last. 

    Kids of all ages are invited to an extra-special Superhero Storytime from 2:00-2:30, and then Superhero Training  and photo ops with the one-and-only Supergirl from 2:30-3:30!

    Teens at the Main Library
    Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by picking up a free comic or two. From 2:00-4:00pm, we'll also be making buttons. Limit 2 buttons per person, while supplies last.
    by Communications & Development | Nov 21, 2016

    The Allen County Public Library offers a variety of incredible storytimes for all ages and stages! Check out the following link to see a calendar view of storytimes at all of our locations:

    Link to Calendar of ACPL Storytimes 

    Here are the titles and descriptions for the main storytimes we offer: 

    Baby Storytime
    Rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth18 months and their caregivers.

    Toddler Storytime
    Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active storytime!  Simple stories and music introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play to your little learner. Designed for children 18 months3 years and their caregivers.

    Preschool Storytime
    Discover books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Everyone will read, sing, write, talk and play at this energetic storytime. Designed for children 36 years and their caregivers. 

    Family Storytime
    Children learn naturally when they read, sing, write, talk and play!  This interactive storytime combines books, songs, rhymes and fun for all ages and stages. Designed for children of various ages and their caregivers. 

    Music and Movement Storytime
    Stretch, sing, dance, and jump along in this fast-paced storytime perfect for active young children who learn best when their bodies are in motion. Designed for children 2–6 years and their caregivers.

    by Communications & Development | Oct 20, 2016

    Check out the link below to browse a wide variety of classes offered through the ACPL Maker Labs!

    ACPL Maker Lab Classes

    by Communications & Development | Oct 20, 2016
    Interested in joining a book club? Check out the link below to see a variety of book clubs at select Allen County Public Library locations. Decide which one best fits your interests (and your schedule!)

    ACPL Book Clubs Calendar View

    by Cathy Lambert | Mar 03, 2016
    Thursday, June 2 • 1:00 pm
    Teen Department, Main Library

    Local author Kayleen Reusser has written new books on Hollywood film star Angelina Jolie and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.  These humanitarians have dedicated their lives to helping people in need.  Come to the meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 1:00 pm to hear ideas of how teens – YOU! – can take action to help people in need around the world.  We’ll work on a project that will be used to help orphans.


    Homeschool Happenings
    Above: Local author Kayleen Reusser